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What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?

We all turn to fast food when our days are too long, we didn't have time to grocery shop or the idea of cooking is just too much. Why not? It's easy, fast and filling. But as I discussed in my last post on fast food, it's having a major impact on obesity in this country.… Continue reading What Is The Actual Nutritional Value Of Fast Food?

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Chest Press With An Exercise Ball

The variety of exercises that can be modified using an exercise ball are endless. We'd previously gone through a series of planks using the exercise ball, now we'll move to exercises that are geared towards the chest and back. This week's exercise is a chest-press using free weights. Lie on your back with your upper… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Chest Press With An Exercise Ball

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Exercise Ball Pull-In

We continue our series of exercises using a stability ball with another variation of a plank. This works your arms and abdominals. Lay on the floor with your hands in a push-up position. Now place your lower shins on the top of the exercise ball. Keep your body completely straight. Contract your abs and as… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Exercise Ball Pull-In

Weight Loss

A Plant-Based Diet Is Critical For Our Health, Including The Planet

As we've discussed in the past, many life-threatening and chronic diseases are linked to poor diets, including obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular, malnutrition, stroke, pulmonary and several types of cancer (to be discussed in a later post). Unhealthy diets currently cause more death and disease worldwide than unsafe sex, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined. For… Continue reading A Plant-Based Diet Is Critical For Our Health, Including The Planet

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Leg Lift Using An Exercise Ball

This week's exercise is a leg lift using an exercise ball. This will help build abdominal and lower back strength. Lie face up with your legs straight and an exercise ball between your ankles. Raise your shoulders and head slightly off the floor and keep your arms out by your sides with hands just off… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Leg Lift Using An Exercise Ball